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Royal Canadian Mounted Police intelligence briefing

Excerpts from a September 1997 classified Royal Canadian Mounted Police intelligence briefing on Eastern European-based organized crime (EEOC). This document warns how EEOC can use Russian sports figures in North America to build their base on the continent and further their business and financial operations.
Russian Organized Crime

The influential think tank The Center for Strategic and International Studies issued this 1997 report on Russian organized crime as part of its Global Organized Crime Task Force headed by William H. Webster, former FBI chief. Excerpted here are sections dealing with the pervasive link between Russian organized crime and sports; how 'krysha,' (a term cited several times in FRONTLINE's report "Mafia Power Play") is a key component integrating criminal and legal economies in post-communist Russia; and how Russian organized crime has links with other organized crime groups worldwide.

NOTE: The full CSIS report is available (pdf format) on the CSIS web site.



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